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US Forest Service Website and Hotline Highlight Fall Colors on National Forests

National Scenic Byways offer spectacular views of fall colors, such as Wiseman's View in Linville Gorge on Pisgah National Forest (US Forest Service file photo).

National Scenic Byways offer spectacular views of fall colors, such as Wiseman's View in Linville Gorge on Pisgah National Forest (US Forest Service file photo).

It’s that time of year again to be amazed by a brilliant display of nature—spectacular fall colors in your national forests. The color and beauty of something as simple as a leaf in autumn turns the landscape of many forests into a painter’s pallet of stunning hues of red, yellow and orange. And the U.S. Forest Service wants to help you find the best viewing spots.

Whether it’s in New England, or the Southern, Midwestern or Western states the Forest Service 2012 Fall Colors Website and toll-free Fall Colors Hotline at 1-800-354-4595 will help you plan your trip and catch the colors at their peaks.

  • Toll Free Fall Colors Hotline: Continually updated through November, the hotline will let you know the When and Where of fall color peak viewing times.

  • 2012 Fall Colors Website: An extension of the hotline, the fall colors website offers many enjoyable activities for families including coloring pages for kids and informative videos and live webcams to watch throughout the fall season.

Have a colorful adventure that you, your family and friends will remember for years to come. Go explore your national forests this fall!

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